Job Description Summary:
Samuel Merritt University College of Nursing (CoN) has adjunct
faculty (Theory and Clinical) opportunities available at the
following campuses – Fresno, Oakland, Sacramento and San Mateo.
These positions are ideal for working nurses who have expertise in
disciplines of medical surgical nursing, critical care, pediatrics,
maternity, community health or mental health nursing.
Adjunct faculty are responsible for creating a positive learning
environment for students in accordance with the educational
objectives of the course and implement the policies identified in
the course syllabus to ensure the successful achievement of course
Duties and Responsibilities:
Specific duties and responsibilities:
Education and Experience:
- Creates a dynamic, learner centered environment that supports
the diverse learning needs of the student population and that is
based on educational theory, and evidence-based teaching
- Models reflective and critical thinking and serves as a coach
and mentor for students; confers with them on their progress and
assists them in the development of learning plans to facilitate
successful achievement of course objectives;
- (Theory) Meets with program faculty as needed to review
the course, student evaluations and recommendations for change.
(Clinical) Meets with faculty of the course prior to the
first day of clinical to review clinical and course
- (Theory) Completes an appropriate orientation.
(Clinical) Completes an appropriate clinical orientation to
the site/s (if necessary) where the faculty member will be
overseeing students; maintains and enhances competence in the
clinical area of teaching.
- Plans learning experiences that are appropriate for the level
of the students.
- Reviews written assignments and provides appropriate, timely,
written feedback; documents student progress on appropriate forms
and if necessary, provides a learning plan for the attainment of
- Evaluates learner performance and provides ongoing feedback to
students on attainment of course objectives.
- (Theory) Apprises students of their progress in the
course at the mid-term point, as defined in the syllabus, and for
those who are not meeting expectations, establishes a mutual
learning plan to achieve stated goals. (Clinical) Completes
a formal, written midterm and final evaluation on a designated form
for each student.
- (Theory) Submits grades to the Registrar by the
appointed date in the Academic Calendar. (Clinical) Submits
the students’ final clinical evaluations for filing to the Program
- (Theory) Notifies Program Director of at-risk students
as soon as identified and at least weekly thereafter.
(Clinical) Notifies Course Manager of at-risk students or
unusual occurrences in the clinical setting as soon as identified
and at least weekly thereafter.
- (Theory) Participates in program faculty meetings as
needed. (Clinical) Participates in faculty course meetings
during the semester.
The University has an institution-wide commitment to diversity,
equity and inclusion. We strive to build a welcoming and supportive
campus environment, and acknowledge that diversity is an
educational imperative to achieve excellence.
- Masters in Nursing required
- Demonstrated current competence in theory or clinical area
- Effective leadership and communication skills
- Past experience in theory or clinical teaching preferred
- Unencumbered RN license or license eligible in California
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)
United States of America (Exempt)